The 2015 Department 66 Others Red Wine, a Rhône-style red blend comprised primarily of Grenache, is sourced from the winery’s 300 estate-owned acres in the Côtes Catalanes growing region, a sub-appellation of the Roussillon. Vines range in age from 10 to 65+ years. Aromas of ripe blue fruits and berry compote are complemented by herbal and floral aromas of garrigue and dried lavender. Concentrated plum and dark fruit flavors give way to mountain spices and dried herbs. A persistent backbone of tannin and acidity adds structure, balance and a lengthy finish on the palate.
Varietal Composition: Primarily Grenache, with Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Appellation: Côtes Catalanes IGP
Aging: 12 months in French oak, 30% new
Winemaker: Dave Phinney
92 Points - Wine Advocate
"Not far behind its big brother, the 2015 Côtes Catalanes Others checks in as a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the balance Carignan, Mourvèdre and Lladoner. Currants, black raspberries, spices and chocolate all emerge from this rich, supple, beautifully textured effort that has classic Maury flair. Brought up in 30% new barrels, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years." -JD, 4/28/17